Hello there, my name is Teri Goodwin. I had the privilege of taking the water aerobics class at the Brookings Pool all summer. It was a great way to build up my muscles and endurance. I feel it helped me maintain a high level of fitness.
It would be wonderful to have our pool open year round. I am writing this to encourage people to support the new recreation center in Brookings. I think it would be a great resource for people of all ages. I can see how it would help children to be able to practice and maintain their swimming skills. It would also be helpful for people who need physical therapy.
During my time at the pool I saw many senior citizens coming to class to increase their mobility and take pressure off their joints. The recreation center would provide other fitness classes and activities besides the pool, too. We would have more choices to remain physically active during the winter months.
I think the rate of 33 cents per $1,000 is a reasonable one. I would be happy to contribute that in order to provide such a valuable fitness and recreation resource for everyone. Please vote yes for our new recreation center.